Dynamic Dreamer ~ Art Weaver

The Ghostly, Mythic, Tarot & Fairy Tale musings of Lisa Hunt

Once again, the studio hums with life!

| June 16, 2011

Taking a month off from studio work was not easy to do, but it was essential. Not only did I clean up and organize my surrounds, but I unclogged the brain drain and allowed the mind to clear, cool and recover from years of pushing through my deadlines…

Sketching and painting my fine feathered friends for “new project”

| March 25, 2011

After the intensity that accompanied the Ghosts and Spirits Tarot work, my new project provides the perfect calm that I now need to refill my creative well. Birds have always been supporting and sometimes leading subjects in my work…

Happy All Hallow’s Eve/Samhain!

| October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Battlefield Ghosts: Documenting the Painting Process & a Little Stop-Motion too!

| September 8, 2010

Many of you may not realize that I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Animation back when few schools offered it. I graduated at the top of my class, not because I had the greatest animations but because I integrated my watercolor paintings within a 3D environment. My work was different and bold and was demonstrative of a wee bit of creative rebellion. I did not follow any portfolio model, but rather I set out to create my own…

Battlefield Ghosts: Documenting raw, unfiltered creative energy

| August 30, 2010

Here’s the second drawing in what is becoming a series of time-lapse photography experiments. Drawing Battlefield Ghosts was 25% preplanned, 75% spontaneous creative outpouring. As I worked on this drawing…

Ghosts & Spirits–cranking out the creepies and beyond

| August 13, 2010

In a recent Facebook post of my pencil rendition of Shellycoat, several FB friends suggested I do a time lapse of the art progress; a sort of artist-at-work video. Having been a former art teacher who had engaged in demos routinely, I like the idea of sharing my process in this suggested format. I will definitely be looking into it…

Music inspires art, art inspires music

| June 21, 2010

When is the last time you heard a song that transported you back to a book you were reading, or a romance you were experiencing or a painting that you were working on? For me, music awakens the senses in ways that deliver immediate imagery…

The Savannnah, GA Pirates’ House

| May 9, 2010

During a recent trip to an historical little bed & breakfast near Savannah, the “most haunted city in America”, my husband and I saw a ghost. And it wasn’t during a ghost tour or walk through a haunted cemetery or during a seance.

Into the deep, dark wood: Forest symbolism and fairy tales

| February 26, 2010

Lions, tigers and bears oh my! The mysterious forest is full of unknowns and teeming with mysterious life. As a symbol of the unconscious, it is a place inhabited by wild things, often obscured by the shadows of tree branches and layered with the remnants of seasons gone by. . .

Creating the Fairy Tale Tarot: From Idea to Publication (pt 2)

| April 3, 2009

I’ve been using the same basic illustrative methodology since my late teens. That is not to say that I haven’t deviated from my technical repertoire, but the basic formula from initial sketch to finished painting has pretty much remained the same. First comes the sketch…